Allan goes bald for a cause

5 May 2021|Community News| Off Comments off on Allan goes bald for a cause|

Menarock Life The Gardens resident Allan Underwood has said farewell to his hair and beard to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Mr Underwood, aged 68, decided to shave his head after losing his brother to Leukaemia recently.

“I was a nurse for 34 years and a lot of people I knew died of Leukaemia and different forms of cancer, so it’s really good to raise funds and awareness,” Mr Underwood said.

Mr Underwood had not had a haircut for six years.

“It feels cold now,” he said.

Nearly $200 was raised in cash donations on the day.

His hair will also be donated to the Cancer Council.

Menarock Life The Gardens leisure and lifestyle coordinator Sherelee Cowle-Smith said it was a brave thing for Mr Underwood to do.

“The other residents are very impressed and think he is really brave,” she said.

“Allan has a site on the World’s Greatest Shave if anyone wants to donate to there – it’s still open until June.”

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